Mettâtations - About Us.


Steven Dietrich, Founder

Writer, Poet, Lover, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Level 5 Leader, Consultant, Scientist, Engineer, Designer, Project Manager, Yogi, Student, etc.


"The Mettatations - business bio:" Steven has been studying and practicing positive psychology since 2002 when he read Martin Seligman’s Learned Optimism. A former systems engineering scientist with Bayer and a lifelong learner, when he started meditating in 2011 he immediately saw the parallels between meditating and the history of positive psychology and how the two could be integrated. Steven then began developing positive meditations – Mettâtations – where he actively cultivated positive thoughts, emotions, and energy based on the positive psychology research. 

Through his own yoga practice, he recognized the trapped negative energy in his own body and how it could be accessed and healed while moving and mettatating.  Movement and ‘yoga’ were then integrated into Mettâtation practices. The power of touch, and the power of pranic breathwork were then recognized intuitively as complementary entry points and energy pathways that could help enhance Mettatations. Touch and pranic breathwork have become cornerstones of the developed Mettâtation practices.

The integration of these six practices into new practices creates powerful positive practice where you can directly and actively cultivate positive thoughts, emotions, and energy which can be applied in everyday life.  As Rick Hanson and many others have shown, new positive neural pathways are created in your brain when you have regular positive practices.  Another essential scientific finding is that 'it's now what happens to you that is most important psychologically, but how you interpret and think about what has happened to you that can make all of the difference in your life." Having gone through some very difficutlt circumstances in his life, including 2 major battles with Depression, Steven has had his dark knight of the soul experiences. He knows first hand what they are like and more importantly how to get out of them, and now how to prevent them. And he is excited to share his discovery and developed practices with you.

Steven Dietrich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, having gone through the pre-med program, and a Master’s in Business Administration focusing on Organizational Development and Change while attending graduate school.  He worked for several years as a Systems Engineering Scientist at Bayer Diagnostics helping to design and develop the Advia:Centaur blood analyzer. His job was to integrate different engineering disciplines to create a robust system that worked with blood samples and chemical reagents.  His job was to integrate, to evalute, and to create.

Steven is also a poet and writer, having completed 3 ½ movie scripts, few hundred poems, and a couple of books on the way (see StoryBender).  He is also a small business and non-profit consultant, and a website developer @Dietrich Designs And Solutions (DietrichDAS.com). Steve’s passion is discovering new ideas and concepts to help people learn to have happier, healthier lives.

Discover a different side of Steve on his resume website.



Steve Dietrich

May your Mind be full of Peace, your Body full of Love, and your Heart full of Compassion.

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Mettatations Help You Cultivate These Virtues and More

Mettatations actually have goals: to help you increase your happiness, mental and emotional health, and to help you have more positve emotions, relationships, and meaning in your life. The virtues below are the things that make life more enjoyable and fuller. If you can cultivate more of these in your life you will have a better life. You will have more health, happiness, and well-being in every area of your life. With Mettatations it's easy to increase the Peace, Love, and Compassion in your life.



Peace

Peace

Peace is a cornerstone to a happy life. When you have more peace in your life you have more control in making your life the life you want. Your health is better, your relationships are better, your decisions are better.

Love

Love

Love is the answer. It all goes back to love. To learn to truly love, honor, and take care of yourself and others. When you feel love, everything in your life is easier.

Compassion

Compassion

Compassion for yourself and for others. Often we need to step outside of ourselves and see the bigger picture so that we can understand what truly is happening. We all make mistakes, we all want love, we all what to contribute.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness for ourselves and others. Forgiveness can be a challenge. We need to learn how to manage our egos and let go of attachments. To focus on the future, positive solutions, and the things we can positively affect.


Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the keys to health and happiness. We are all dependent on one another and this planet. There are so many things and people to be grateful for, and when we practice gratitude we realize our connection to others and ourselves.

Freedom

Freedom

Freedom from Judgement - Freedom from self-judgement and judging others. We label things as good or bad too soon. We avoid discomfort when sometimes we need to deal with it and look for the lessons. We are all sacred, we are all learning, life is a constant growing journey to enjoy.

Strength

Strength

We need to develop our Strength and Confidence so that we can pursue our dreams. We all face challenges and we need the strength to take care of ourselves and do the work we need to do to full, happy, healthy lives.


Courage

Courage

Courage to live your life. Courage to stand up for what is right. Courage to follow your dreams and be the person you were meant to be, to reach your highest potential.

Wisdom

Wisdom

Wisdom to make good decisions. Wisdom to act, not to react. Wisdom to appreciate and respect everyone and everything in this world. And to act in it's best interest.



The Foundations of Mettatations

Mettâtations are the integration of several practices into new healing, restorative, and energizing practices. To understand the practice fully, you can examine the individual and integration of the different components listed below. Mettatations are powerful and multi-faceted practices directly connecting the internal (mind, body, spirit), external (others/world), and universal; with the past, present, future.


Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

How we use our mind to help ourselves flourish is the most important thing to master. Happiness only comes from within our mind. What we think about things is more important than the thing that happens. Let's actively build positive thoughts and turn them into positive actions.

Breath

Breath / Air Energy
Pranayama

Air is literally energy. We take the breathe, the air for granted. The air we breathe holds the energy of the universe. We can bless the air we breathe and use it to heal and rejuvenate our body and mind.

Touch

Touch

Touching is essential for normal human development. Yet, in many cultures we don't touch. Unfortunately, touch, like love, can be misunderstood and make people uncomfortable. Yet it is an extremely powerful energy source that we can use to heal and energize our body and mind.

Movement

Movement

Movement during Mettâtation. Movement helps us to directly access the energy in our body so that we can replace it with positive energy. Movement is encouraged in Mettâtations. Move and do what makes your body feel good!


Meditation

Meditation

The meditation part of mettâtation practices is different. Mettâtations have a goal. Instead of trying to create space from our thoughts, we are actively creating positive thoughts and energy within our mind, body, and hearts.

Yoga

Yoga

Mettâtations fall under the larger 'Yoga' umbrella. It is a combination of the branches of Yoga into a new practice with the added advantage of integrating the latest benefits of positive psychology research. Move, Breathe, Live Well.